Welcome to the July 17, 2007 edition of festival of under 30 finances.
Interested in Hosting the Festival? Contact me. I'm currently looking for people to host.
ISPF presents $5K in "Extra" Savings: Narrowing down the options we have posted at Grad Money Matters.
Steve Faber presents Quick Ways to Raise Your Credit Score – Are they UnFair? posted at DebtBlog.
Marc and Angel presents A House or A Car… Which Should I Buy First? posted at Marc and Angel, saying, "You graduated from college, landed a good job, and have been diligently saving money for awhile now. Your car is getting old and pretty soon you are going to need a new one, but you also have the desire to be a homeowner. Should you buy a new house or a new car first?"
Alanna Goodman presents 10 Financial Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do” | BBB Consumer Education posted at BBB Consumer Education, saying, "what questions you need to ask your future spouse/partner about debt and finances."
Dean presents Simple and Effective Way to Save a Ton of Money on Food - Create a Weekly Menu posted at Mr. Cheap Stuff, saying, "How much money to you blow on food?"
Trent presents The Financial Implications Of Living With Mom And Dad posted at The Simple Dollar.
Tushar Mathur presents Buying a New Construction Home: Do I need a realtor ? posted at Life of a Resident Alien....
Aaron Wakling presents Buying a Car with a Bad Credit- Plan Well posted at The Credit & Credit Card Blog, saying, "Bad credit customers usually have difficulties in finding financing for buying a new car. Many people in that situation think only about getting the money needed to their new car and leave many other important things out of the picture and out of their plans."
Allen Taylor presents Enhance Gains With Timing Diversification posted at Investing World Today, saying, "Many investors, who understand the potential of market timing, pay little attention to the potential of diversification. Many novice market timers jump right into an aggressive timing strategy with little thought about how they will handle a period of losing buy and sell signals."
Tim Ramsey presents Why You Should Choose Debt Settlement Over Consolidation Loan? posted at My Debt Relief Blog, saying, "Truth is that debt settlement services are usually the most appropriate solution and only in certain circumstances consolidation loans are a viable option."
Eric Stanley presents Easy Managable Plan To Track Your Payments posted at Personal Finance Blog Articles, saying, "To be able to resolve your debts, you need to have an easy manageable plan to track your payments. Combining all your debts into only one is a good decision."
Warren Wong presents Why You Should Start Saving Money Today posted at Personal Development for INTJs, saying, "Starting Saving Money Today! Why? It's the difference between being broke and being a millionaire!"
Tushar Mathur presents How much should your Monthly Mortgage Payment be ? posted at Life of a Resident Alien....
Uncle Leo presents Protecting Your Credit Files with Fraud Alerts and Freezes posted at Uncle Leo Rumbles.
Trent presents Treat It As A Bill: How I Made A Commitment To Saving Work For Me posted at The Simple Dollar.
Larry Russell presents Pre-retirement savings rates for renters ? with and without investment cost improvements posted at THE SKILLED INVESTOR Blog, saying, "When Fran and Fred had projected to pay "average" investment costs in their baseline lifetime financial plan, their required annual pre-retirement savings rates were much higher. There is roughly a 6 percentage point difference in their required annual savings rate between the "average" investment cost scenario and the low investment cost scenario. By reducing their investment costs they greatly reduce their savings requirements, yet they could end up at the same goal, which is to have adequate financial assets through age 95."
KCLau presents Why Invest in Land? posted at KCLau's Money Tips, saying, "Most people think that land investment is only for real estate developers, who buy big parcels of land for commercial, or residential development. But actually, investing in land is one of the sound investment strategies available for common investor, both large and small."
David presents Build Financial Success with a Strong Credit Score posted at Worldwide Success.
Warren Wong presents How Much Money Is Integrity Worth? posted at Personal Development for INTJs, saying, "How much money is your integrity worth? Here's why integrity is your most valuable commodity."
ISPF presents Campaign Against Financial Myths: Part 3 - Budgeting posted at Grad Money Matters.
Silicon Valley Blogger presents The Perfect Hobby: One That?s Cheap, Makes Money Or Becomes A Business posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "The short answer: No. The longer answer: I don't budget strictly but I know how much we expect to spend annually. And we practice as much self-control over our spending as we can muster though we don't limit our spending based on specific budget amounts."
Sam presents ETF Exchange Traded Funds Are a Great Investment Strategy. Buy and Sell easily. posted at Surfer Sam and Friends, saying, "ETFs Are a Great Investment Strategy
How Long Before They Replace Mutual Funds?
ETFs give the investor a way to "own" all the stocks in a broad group, like the Dow Jones Industrials or all the stocks in the Standard & Poors 500 Index. Better yet, ETFs are easy to buy and sell because they trade on the stock exchange just like stocks."
KCLau presents Asset Allocation Application in Unit Trust Investment posted at KCLau's Money Tips, saying, "Asset allocation involves dividing an investment portfolio among different asset categories, such as stocks, bonds, and liquid cash. The right mix for a person is actually very personal."
Thomas Humes presents Retirement - The Real Cost of Procrastination posted at Wealth Building World, saying, "If you want to accumulate $1,000,000 when you are 65, how much would you have to save? It all depends on when you get started."
Brian Thibault presents 10 Ways to Pay for College with OPM (Other People?s Money) posted at Smart Shopper: Personal Finance Advisor, saying, "10 ways to go to college now and pay later."
edithyeung presents 12 Secrets to Establish Your Personal Creditability (Increase Your Personal Credit Score) posted at Edith Yeung.Com: Dream. Think. Act..
That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of
festival of under 30 finances
carnival submission form.
Past posts and future hosts can be found on our
blog carnival index page.